PURE MAPLE IS A FASCINATING AND VERSATILE INGREDIENT ADDING DEPTH & COMPLEXITY ACROSS SWEET & SAVORY RECIPES, BEVERAGES & CRAFT COCKTAILS.
The way we experience maple’s flavor is dramatically different from how we experience that of white sugar; the amino acids in maple syrup, which develop as the sap flow increases and deepens throughout the season, amplify the organic flavor compounds of the sap, including vanillin (yes, the same molecule that delivers vanilla flavor), propionaldehyde (a naturally occurring compound that gives maple its flavor compatibility with bourbon and brandy), and strawberry furanone (a compound frequently used in making perfumes, for its floral sweet scent).
You can cook with maple syrup and sugar just like you would use sugar, honey, molasses, or any other sweetener. Maple syrup and maple sugar can be substituted for just about any other kind of sugar, using the right ratio of substitution: 1 cup (240ml) maple syrup can be swapped out for 1 cup (200g) white sugar, but you must reduce the overall liquid in the original recipe by 1 cup (60ml) to make up the difference. If you are going to swap out maple syrup for sugar, though, beware of using too high atemperature when cooking—because the water in maple syrup has not beencompletely cooked out, you’ll want to carefully monitor the temperature of your recipe to prevent the syrup from burning. Too high a temperature, and you end up cooking out too much of the syrup’s water.
WHY CROWN MAPLE
CROWN MAPLE® ADDS UNIQUE FLAVOR & SWEETNESS TO
RECIPES WHETHER INFUSED, OR AS A CROWNING FINISH.
CUSTARD: Infuse maple either directly or indirectly into the custard–Flan or Creme Brûlée.
BAKED: Pastries infused or filled with maple throughout the pastry or cake.
SAUCE: Maple provides the backbone flavor for a sauce and compliments pastry in an innovative way for desserts.
ICE CREAM: Of course, you can think Maple Pecan Ice Cream in many different creative fashions infusing the depth of maple throughout the creamy base.
A little drizzle or as a topping for dessert, this can go in so many directions with premium Crown Maple syrup on full display.
CROWN MAPLE COCONUT FLAN
Crown Maple sugar sprinkled as a finishing ingredient and caramelized to take this flan to the next level, enveloping the rich coconut custard with the depth of maple flavor.
CARDAMON MAPLE POACHED PEAR WITH VANILLA-SAFFRON YOGURT & PISTACHIOS
A perfect balance of sweetness and spice with Crown Maple® syrup reduced to a glaze and drizzled over warm poached pears encrusted with pistachios. This pairs artfully with the exotic twist of saffron-vanilla yogurt.
PEANUT PRETZEL GELATO WITH APPLEWOOD SMOKED MAPLE GLAZED BACON
Peanut pretzel gelato served with chocolate cake and topped with Crown Maple® Applewood Smoked maple glazed bacon to give a great one-two punch of smoky bacon with a rich balance of creamy flavors.
DRUNKEN MINI MAPLE CHERRY PIES
A unique pairing of tart cherries infused with smoky bourbon and Crown Maple® sugar for just the right amount of sweet with a sprinkle of Crown Maple sugar baked over the crust for the perfect finish to this new dessert classic.
CROWN MAPLE® ADDS A PREMIUM, SIGNATURE INGREDIENT TO A
CHEF'S PANTRY ON PAR WITH PREMIUM VINEGARS & OILS.
GLAZE: Sweet sticky glaze on meat. Would be a great vehicle for smoky maple to provide another layer of depth.
SAUCE: Adding maple to a reduced sauce in a savory application will add depth to cut other rich flavors.
BRINE & MARINADE: These techniques allow the maple to be absorbed throughout the flesh of meats to funnel a more subtle sweetness to luscious meat.
VINAIGRETTE: Adding maple to a vinaigrette brings a creative and pleasant flavor enhancement.
VEGETABLE ENHANCER: Maple can add some depth to already sweet leaning vegetables or provide some counter-punch to more mineral-based vegetable. Making vegetables more of a centerpiece is very hot.
BRAISE: Rich, braised meats or stews enhanced by a dose of maple will cut through the sometimes overbearing richness of braised meats.
GRAINS: Grains are trendy and chefs everywhere are looking for ways to feature grains
and make them exciting and inviting.
SMOKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH
RICOTTA & MAPLE DRIZZLE
Applewood Smoked butternut squash puree & fresh sliced butternut squash with ricotta cheese, and adrizzle of
Crown Maple® syrup.
CROWN MAPLE GLAZED
ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Maple-glazed bacon adds a sweet and savory note to these roasted Brussels sprouts dressed with a drizzel of Crown Maple syrup & coarse sea salt before roasting.
HEIRLOOM FARRO WITH GOLDEN BEETS
& MAPLE-GLAZED PECANS
Maple-glazed pecans add a sweet note while watercress
offers a little spice in this elevated grains dish featuring
roasted golden beets.
ROASTED TURNIPS WITH PARSNIP PUREE, MICRO TURNIPS & APPLEWOOD
SMOKED MAPLE SYRUP
The perfect app or side, these delicate turnip & parsnip root vegetables are elevated with a rich glaze of Crown Maple® Applewood Smoked maple syrup.
BOURBON BARREL AGED MAPLE SYRUP GLAZED CHICKEN ROULADE
Pan-seared and glazed with rich Crown Maple® Bourbon Barrel Aged maple syrup, this rustic dish balances savory, brininess, and maple to deliver rich, complex and craveable flavors.
MAPLE LACQURED DUCK BREAST
A rich and delicate dish elevated with a Crown Maple® Applewood Smoked syrup glaze and a crust of toasted
sesame seeds & chia seeds.
CROWN MAPLE® ELEVATES BEVERAGES WITH LAYERS
OF FLAVOR THAT BEG FOR CREATIVITY.
ALCOHOLIC: Mixologists are always looking for premium ingredients to lend mysterious notes to their cocktails and maple, especially smoked maple, will elevate the experience and flavors vs. simple syrup.
NON-ALCOHOLIC: Light summer beverages, iced teas, “mocktails”, ciders, provide many directions for inventive and flavorful creations.
CAFFEINATED: Most people sweeten their caffeinated beverage.
MAPLE-INFUSED: Create premium offerings by adding maple and infused maple to coffee, tea, shrubs and even more creative outlets.
APPLEWOOD SMOKED MAPLE
BOURBON OLD FASHIONED
Create next level cocktails by adding smoke, depth
and richness to any cocktail menu with Crown Maple
Applewood Smoked maple syrup.
MAPLE-SWEETENED HOMEMADE LEMONADE
A healthier sweetener, Crown Maple® syrups and sugar add layers of sweet flavor and antioxidants to this summertime favorite. Maple pairs perfectly with citrus to create exciting new flavor enjoyment.